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  • Alderson Park February 2024 Update

    The park upgrade for Alderson Park, Merrylands, commenced on 15 February 2024. The construction upgrade will includes the installation of play space facilities, a half basketball court, and outdoor gym equipment. The project is expected to be completed by mid-May 2024 (weather permitting).

  • February 2024 podcast - Urban heat mitigation and Pippita Rail Trail

    Welcome to the February 2024 episode of Cumberland Conversations Podcast.

    This month we have:

    * Guest Professor Sebastian Pfautsch giving tips on how to stay safe from the effects of urban heat.
    * An update on the Pippita Rail Trail Masterplan
    * The ⁠⁠⁠⁠latest community consultations⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and initiatives in Cumberland.

    Presented by the ⁠Cumberland City Council⁠ Community Engagement Team.

  • Achieving gender balance in your business

    As part of the 'Trade Up to a Better Future' Program, you're invited to join the Greater Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland City Council to learn about the new Workplace Gender
    Equality Act 2012 and how it will affect your business. This session will also explore why gender equality is good for business. Featuring guest speaker Shazya Khan, Diversity and Inclusion Advocate.

    Event details:

    Date: Wednesday 28 February 2024
    Time: 6pm - 8pm
    Venue: Wenty Leagues Club

  • February 2024 Update - works extended

    Due to the unforeseen circumstances works to complete the new stormwater infrastructure under Addlestone Rd near the intersection with Merrylands Road will be delayed and are expected to be completed by the end of May 2024 (subject to weather).

    The following works have been completed:

    • Precast Stormwater culvert sections have all been installed
    • Temporary water main required to allow final culvert construction has been constructed awaiting Sydney water connection
    • Merrylands Road has been...
  • January 2024 podcast - with Yellow Wiggle Greg Page

    Welcome to the January 2024 episode of Cumberland Conversations Podcast.

    This month we have our summer edition for you:

    * Special interview with Greg Page AM, original lead singer and founding member of The Wiggles, and CEO of Heart of the Nation.

    Presented by the ⁠Cumberland City Council⁠ Community Engagement Team.

  • Cooling Cumberland Splash Parks

    Council has arranged free water slides for the community to cool down and enjoy every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of January from 10am to 4pm.

    • Lytton Street Park, Lytton Street, Wentworthville
    • Wyatt Park, 49 Church St, Lidcombe
    • Greystanes Sports ground, Merrylands Road to Bolaro Avenue, Greystanes
    • Campbell Hill Pioneer Reserve, 67 Campbell Hill Road, Guildford
    • Granville Park, 2 Montrose Avenue, Merrylands

    For more details on Cooling Cumberland, see our Beat the Heat page.

  • School holiday activities over summer

    From hands on robotics, to LEGO days, to board games, to sports clinics with the Western Sydney Wanderers, there is something for everyone this holidays.

    See the Council events page for all the events on offer.

  • December 2023 episode - Merv Hughes Christmas special

    Welcome to the December 2023 episode of Cumberland Conversations Podcast. In this Christmas Special we have:

    * Special interview with Aussie cricket legend Merv Hughes, talking about his career highlights, workplace safety (even in international sport), and the importance of looking after your mental health.
    * Catching up with the Place and Engagement Team.

    Presented by the ⁠⁠⁠⁠Cumberland City Council⁠⁠⁠⁠ Community Engagement Team.

  • Wednesday Book Club

    Membership is free but before you decide to join a Books Club or need more information, please contact Merrylands Library on 8757 9065 to make sure that places are still available. You must also be a member of Cumberland City Council Libraries.

    Upcoming dates


    • 13 December


    • 10 January
    • 14 February
    • 13 March
    • 10 April
    • 8 May
    • 12 June
    • 10 July
    • 14 August
    • 11 September
    • 9 October
    • 13 November
    • 11 December

    More information can be found on the Cumberland City Council website.

  • Merrylands Christmas Night Markets

    Fun things to do and see

    • Snap a photo with Santa and his elves,
    • Live entertainment
    • Roving characters including; unicycling fairies, snow princess, roller-skating Christmas Candy Canes and more

    Live Music

    • The Holroyd Brass Band
    • Kiss the Frog featuring Antoine ( a former member of “The Hooley Dooleys“ )

    Food Stalls

    • Meat To The Heat
    • Pantatstic Turkish Pastry
    • Social tea station
    • Sydney Falafel
    • Cupcake Glory
    • Coffee and Snow Cone To Go
    • The Poffertje Shack
    • Mase Cafe

    Market Stalls

    • Pour Some...
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